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Headstart Tailgate Party

Calling all father figures! Headstart is hosting its 5th annual Tailgate Party at the Headstart campus. The party is this Friday, Nov. 15 from 9: 30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with early release at …
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Teaching has made Ivy a better coach

Between math and special education, the two subjects helped shaped one Fort Stockton High School teacher into a better coach. Vic Ivy, 67, teaches pre-calculus and algebra one, as well as coaches …

Pet comedy show comes to FSHS

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater – featuring a mix of animal and human performances – will be at the Fort Stockton High School Auditorium for a 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, Nov. 17. The show …

Locals crank out the words for writing month

For the last 10 years, local writers in Fort Stockton have been participating in National Novel Writing Month also known as NaNoWriMo. Municipal Liason Sarah Shuttleworth gets together with …

Tax bills in the mail

Residents in Pecos County should see a tax statement hitting their mailbox shortly as they were mailed out mid October. Taxes are due Jan. 31, with some exceptions to the rules. There is an …
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GUEST COMMENTARY

Can Fort Stockton reclaim its title as the Spring City of Texas?

If you had driven through Fort Stockton in the 1940s or ridden with the Conquistadors claiming lands for the Spanish King in the 1600s, something would have stuck out to you: water. Comanche …
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Do not use drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: When the City of Fort Stockton purchased the property known as Blue Ridge Farms nearly 20 years ago, it was for the expressed purpose of “securing a supply of drinking water for the …
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important. Beyond that it is a wonderful privilege that comes with responsibilities- one of them is to know and follow the protocol which …
EDITORIAL

Legislature rams through amendment making it easier to raise property taxes without adequate notice

This is a sad day in the history of governance in Texas.Saturday night, in less than an hour's time,  both houses of the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the property …
Letter to the Editor

Opposes use of drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: I used to believe that the biggest threat to our water supply in Pecos County was the hare-brained idea to export water via an unbuilt pipeline to Midland-Odessa. However, after …
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